Developing the Workforce for Information Technology in the Bay Area

The ITAA Policy Prescription

The High Tech Workforce
Address the Short-Term Requirement

The American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act
  • Increases H1-B Cap to 195,000

  • Increases Employer Paid Worker Retraining Fee to $1000 Per Application

  • Provides Employers Immediate Access to Critical Skills
  • Invests in Future of U.S. Workforce

  • Only Three Year Increase -- Issue May be Back

Harris Miller, President, Information Technology Association of America
The National Perspective, February 7, 2001
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